GameFocus writes: "Did you enjoy Super Rub 'a' Dub? Yeah, me neither. This is where you join me in being pleasantly surprised that the developer of that title, Sumo Digital, has created one of the most refined kart racers I've played since the original Mario Kart. When you first pop in the game and sift through the convoluted menus, options like 'grand prix' won't really convey the subtle quality of All-Stars. Even though the 60+ challenges can be fun, that's still not the soul of the game, or the reason I feel it's important for me to review it."